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Atomic Weapons Establishment

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 8 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the budget for the Atomic Weapons Establishment was in each of the last 20 years. (74425)

The following table represents annual expenditure at the Atomic Weapons Establishment during the period of contractorisation (that is, from 1 April 1993 onwards). Costs prior to 1993 were not collected on the same basis and the detail of these, which would be necessary in order to analyse the financial data and establish verifiable comparisons, could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Atomic Weapons Establishment annual expenditure (as at 31 March 2006, 2005-06 prices)

£ million

1993-94

299

1994-95

383

1995-96

387

1996-97

340

1997-98

367

1998-99

336

1999-2000

331

2000-01

311

2001-02

291

2002-03

278

2003-04

300

2004-05

363

2005-06 (Provisional)

493